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The Emmett Index.
Official Paper
Official Paper
Gem County
Gem County
NO. 36.
Building and Contents Complete
ly Destroyed, Causing
Loss of $10,000.
Fire completely destroyed the
dwelling house on the Hot Springs
ranch, a few miles from Sweet, Sun
day morning, together with the con
tents, entailing a loss of approximate
ly $10,000, partially covered by insur
The origin of the fire is be
lieved to have been caused by a de
fective flue.
No one was at the house when the
fire started. Mrs. Stone, owner of
the property, was at the natatorium
in company with A. F. Baetkey of
Emmett, to whom she was showing
plana for the new hotel to be built
there this summer, and to whom she
had given the plumbing contract.
While talking near the Nat., they saw
great clouds of smoke issuing from
the roof of the ranch house and by
the time they reached the scene the
building was a mass of flames.
in addition to the regular furnish
of the house, Mrs. Stone had
considerable quan
stored therein a
tity of furniture and bedding for the
prospective hotel, including 18 hair
mattresses, bed linen and coverings, 1
and quite a number of Persian and
Oriental rugs, some of them valued
high as $1200 each. These rugs
had been collected in the far East by
her son, who is in Uncle Sam's naval
service,' and their intrinsic value is
only a small part of their loss as it
will be dififcult, if not impossible, to
replace them. Mrs. Stone's clothing
and jewelry, and the clothing and be
longings of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pet
who had charge of the ranch
work, were destroyed.
Mrs. Stone became the owner of the
Hot Springs property through a deal
with Dr. Alfred Skippen, the former
owner who now lives in
which was Mrs. Stone's former home.
She has been busy since the purchase
with plans for making this a health
and pleasure resort second to none in
the Northwest, and contracts for the
erection of a modern hotel and a num
ber of small cottages have either been
awarded or are in process of negotia
Extensive improvements to
the present natatorium and the en
larging of the bathing pool are in
cluded in Mrs. Stone's plans.
curative properties of the water from
the hot springs have already attract
ed wide attention and reservations
have already been received, we under
stand, for every room in the hotel and
each of the cottages when they are
completed. As stated in The Index a
few weeks ago an analysis of the wa
ter shows that it is almost identical
with the noted Carlsbad water in
Memorial Park.
In reporting the Decoration Day
exercises last week. The Index in
advertently overlooked the dedication
of Memorial park. The address was
given by Dr. B. E. Mason. Despite
the fact that he was called upon on
a moment's notice to speak due to Dr.
B. O. Clark's inability to be present,
he gave a splendid talk, filled
patriotic and lofty sentiments. Thi*
was the doctor's first appearance as
a public speaker and his command of
language and eloquence captured the
audience and brought rounds of ap
I. O. O. F. Memorial Sunday
Throughout the United States, Sun
day will be observed by Odd Fellows
and Rebekahs as Memorial Day. A.
L. Hetherington, noble grand of Em
mettsville I. O. O. F. lodge, requests
all Odd Fellows and Rebekahs to meet
Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at the
hall, where the Rebekahs will hold
services, at the conclusion of which
the members of both lodges will
march to the cemetery, where the ser- j
viees will be in accordance with the|
I. O. 0. F. ritual. All members are
requested to be present and partici
pate in the observance of the day.
Riverside Playground.
The material has arrived for fenc
ing in the play ground and all the
men who volunteered their services !
a picnic supper and the work will be
mixed with fun. |
or who wish to help are asked to
come to the grounds after work Fri- 1
day evening. The W. B. C. will serve
exte nsion of
City Council Acts Favorably on Peti
tion of Daily Addition.
A petition signed by practically
every property owner in the new
Daily addition between Washington
and Boise avenues, praying that the
sewer system be extended to that sec
i tion, received favorable action of the
city council Monday evening and the
city engineer was instructed to pre
pare plans and estimates of the cost.
The boundaries of the district are as
follows: On the north by the south
line of Sixth street, on the south by
the north line of Ninth, on the east by
the west line of Washington and on
the west by the east line of Boise
Complaint was filed by residents
g unny slope addition that in order
tQ connect with the sewer a number of
property owners must cross private
property . xbe engineer was instruct
ed to investigate and devise a plan
^ reme dy the difficulty.
An ordinance prohibiting the dump
ing of trash in streets, alleys and back
of buildings, and providing for the
burial of dead animals, was introduced
and read the first time.
Orchardist Gamage Gives Contract
for Large Packing House.
Charles Gamage. who grows fruit
and farms by proxy, intends to pack
his own fruit hereafter, and last week
gave a contract to Jonathan Moulton
for the construction of a modern
packing house on his fruit farm on the
East Slope. |
The building will be 20 x 40 feet in
dimensions, with cement foundations,
well lighted and ventilated. Later,
Mr. Gamage plans to build a storage
basement underneath. Construction
work started the first of this week.
Clare Shane has started construc
tion work on a modern new bungalow
being built on East First street.
Two new bungalows have been start
ed in the south part of town—ono by
Mike Sliman to replace the one des
troyed by fire several months ago
end the other by Charles Tyler.
Frank Berry is branching out into
the ready-built business. He made
b j s fj rs t sa ie this week—a cozy little
bungalow for St. Clair Guthri
News of College Students.
~~ ~ _ ,
Mlss He ' en v Ir * I ™ a Cochran of
Emmett, who is numbered among the
t ? daho un ' v0 " ,t ^ graduates this wee
IS . one of . 3 , 4 hon f. r students, to re*
ceive special mention as having at
telned hlgh rat,ng " thelr ' rtud,e8
Mias Cochran's parents are attend
ing the commencement exercises
Robert Holbrook of Sweet has been
elected vice president of the Non
Fraternity students of the University
! of Idaho for next year.
Fred Whitsell, who has been taking
a course in the dental college at the
University of i owa , was graduated on
1 j une 6 with the degree dental surgeon,
and is expected home this week to
j v j g ;t his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charle
I prospective teachers will leave Em
j mc tt to take courses in teaching.
i Misses Nina Porter, Flora Carter and
; Marjory Curtis will attend the state
normal at Albion, and the following
ar e among those who will attend the
summer normal in Boise: Reuben
Thielke, Mrs. E. R. Kelly, Mrs. Min
' nie Wright and the Misses
White, Beulah Wright, Nora Johnson, 1
Margaret McKie and Josephine Wil
SO n.
_.... ,
, ^ ». M. Haag this morning
hls nommation papers to sue.
f«» h '™ eli as probate judge. He,
is the first of the county candidates
to file. The law provides that the
To Attend Normal.
Quite a number of teachers
last day for filing nominations is
30-days prior to the primary election.
As the election comes on August 1,
Saturday, June 24, 1922, is the last
day for P*/™* 1 * of 'he second in
a jt y . me " axes. 1 pen
g_ q. ZACHMAN, Tax Collector
the last day for filing will be July 1.
Spraying Is Only Effective Rem
edy According to Agri
cultural Experts.
Spraying is the only method of con
trolling the alfalfa weevil, a large
number of deeply interested farmers
learned at the demonstration conduct
ed Saturday morning at the Charles
Cooper ranch on the lower bench by
Dan D. Whelan of the university ex
tension department. It was a prac
. tical demonstration, too, for the wee
j vil, and its ravages were plainly evi
nated in Utah and experiments in com
battln K the P ests nad been conducted
in that state since 1912 - He discuss -
ed briefly the habits, and life cycle
of tbe weev,! and tbe control meas
ures that had been tried. He confi
dently asserted that spraying was the
only practical and sure method of
control. M here proper spraying meas
ures have been taken, the method de
commended by the department was
90 per cent efficient, and while the
weevil would not be entirely éliminât
ed, the damage could thus be reduced
to practically nothing.
Mr. Whelan said the weevil origi
onstra ted. A preparation of calcium
arsenate, mixed with water in propor
A spraying equipment was dem
tion of one lb. to every 50 gallons, is
used. This is thrown upon the al
falfa in a fine mist under a pressure
0 {, 120 pounds. The machine costs
$300. It will cover 30 acres in a day.
The expense during a 10-year period,
including cost of equipment and de
preciation, is placed at 16 cents per.
ton of hay. Mr. Whelan recommends
that four neighboring farmers com
bine in buying one machine—it will be !
If farmers i
ample to serve them all.
generally will spray, on the same i
scale as do orchardists, it will not be
necessary to spray oftener than once
every two years. It is not improbable j
that the next legislature will enact :
laws compelling every alfalfa grow
er to spray.
Mr. Whelan showed where to find
the weevil, and soon demonstrated,
that there were plenty of them in the j
field. He said that weevil wintered
in beetle form, being a small elongat
ed grayish brown bug a little larger
tban cinch bugs. In spring the beetle
climbs the stem of the alfalfa and
punctures and lays its eggs in the
, stem. About two or three weeks be
fore time for the first cutting the
I eggs hatch and the little green worm
. ascends to the top of the plant and
oe(fins to feed on ^ top i eavM an d
arourid the seed ^ They were
, found by t h e hundreds at woik in the
; Cooper field. By keeping waten the
KroWfl can decide on the best time to
I spray, and that should be when the
^ llCve all hatched . The worm ap
on hixh ;ands first and on the
lower lands about a week late» - .
He said an alfalfa spraying attach
ment could be put on an ordinary
errhard sprayer at a cost something
like $10, but it would not give as wide
a spiead as tbe machine especially
buiH for the purpose and would break
down more alfalfa. He said, however.
he v-as not here to recommend spray
ers, but to urge that some kind be
used and that all of the growers get
busy if they did rot expect the weevil
to take their hay crops. The cost 0 /
spraying, including overhead on the
Price of the machine, solution
j he placed at 65 cents per acre.
Mr. Whelan 'asserted that there is
no danger of stock being poisoned
\ from eating hay that has been spray
; ed. He recommends that every ranch
J er write to the extension department
f or a bulletin on the weevil and its
rulable benefit to the hay growers or
this section and the farmers cf dif
ferent sections should get together
and get sprayers to work. It is al
ready late for this year, but there
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The demonstration was cf incal
Feed on Range Improving.
John VanDeusen returned Tuesday
. .
evenln 8 from a trip to the upper
coun f r y- He reports the grass on the
range in the lower lands, which has
been held back by the late season, to
be growing rapidly as a result of the
warm days and nights. The sheep
are I10W yoin ^ into the lower pastU re
] an( j s on the edge of the forest range,
H e was accompanied by G. B. Mains. I
Fosilade of Hits and Errors
Fourth Inning Account
for Weiser's Victory.
Four hits and three errors in the
fourth inning of Sunday's game were
responsible for five of the six Weiser
runs. Aside from that one fateful
inning, the game was fast and hotiy
contested, with the Prune Pickers
having a shade the best of it. But
that seems to be the history of every
game—one bad inning—and it has
been suggested that only eight inn
ings be played hereafter.
Hazeltine, the new recruit from
Payette, was sent to the hillock and
was getting along pretty well until
the Weiserites opened up their ma
lief and put a stop to the slaughter.
Lockwood was in fine form and Jen
ness's sturdy sluggers never -had a
Iook-m the remainder of the session,
He had fine support, too. The Em
mett machine, oiled and tuned up by
Managers Ralph Hayes and Billy
j Gove, was working with all the
smoothness and regularity of a twin
six. j
chine guns in the fourth and Big
Bertha Lockwood was sent to his re
Weiser scored in only one frame i
outside of the fourth. Dodson start- ;
ed the rounds on a single to center. '
went to second on a wild pitch and
scored on Tincheris clout to left field
The Prune Pickers also counted one !
in the second when Hollister singled !
to right, went to second on Erwin s
single, to third on wild throw and
scored on a wild pitch. In the sixth. |
Scotty started a raily that for a time
looked dangerous. A fumble of a
grounder by Mitchell gave Scotty life
on first, and took second on a passed 1
ball. Hollister's clean two-bagger
sent him home.
Harris, for Weiser, pitched a mas
terly game and is credited with y t
strikeouts. Backstop Shea was also j
a good performer. I
During Lockwood's 5>* innings he 1
fanned 8 Weiser batsters, and at no.
time was he in danger.
With Hazel
tine's one strikeout, the record of j
the tw-o clubs was even Stephen. I
of the story:
The score table below tells the rest
...4 0 0 2
...4 0 12
...4 0 10
...4 0 0 1
4 1010!
...4 1 2 10
...4 0 0 0
1 0 0 10
...3 0 0 9
J. Brown, lf ...
Clark, ss ..
Otkins, 3b .
H. Brown, 2b ...
Scott, rf ..
Hollister, lb ...
Erwin, c _
Soran, cf ..
Hazeltine, p _
Lockwood, p_
Total .
_36 2 6 27
Mitchell, 2b __
Waters, ss _
Spangler, 3b ...
Mandall. If _..
Grant, lb ...
Dodson, rf.
Tincber, cf.
Shea, c _
Harris, p ...
_5 0 0 5
..5 0 0 1
_4 1112
.4 10 0 0
.4 12 7 0
_4 2 110
....4 12 10
_4 0 12 0
.4 0 19 0
Total .
Summary—Two-base hits—Hollis
ter, Shea, Tincher 2; hits, off Hazel
tine 6. Lockwood 2; Harris, 6; Struck
out—Hazeltine 1, Lockwood 8; Harris
9. Left on bases, Emmett 7; Weiser
5. Earned runs, Weiser 1, Emmett
.38 6 8 27 3
0 .
Score by Innings:
Emmett ..
Weiser _
Other results: Payette, with a new
took Càliiweü to a cleaning
Sunday in a 10-inning contest, 7 to
6. Boise defeated Parma 12 to 1. The
game at Payette has been protested
on the ground that Payette's pitcher
was not eligible.
Boise wil! be here Sunday and Em
mett will have a chance to see them
the first time on the local diamond.
Payette will play Parma and Caldwell
will play Weiser.
Joe Brown will not be seen in an
...0 leooiooo— 2
.0 10500000—6
Emmett uniform again this season,
and he will be missed from the line
up. His playing in the left garden
has been classy. He has bone East
for a six week' visit. .
The wire netting on each side of
the field to keep back the crowd and ;
protect the parked automobiles is |
quite an improvement.
Sweet Wallops Cascade.
The fast Woodmen team of Sweet
took Cascade to a cleaning Sunday in
a fast game. Score 7 to 6. John
Haley was on the mound and pitched
a good game. Charlie McNutt, a for
nier Emmett backstop, caught.

Home Brew Explosion Badly Fright
ens Young Ladies.
Two sUters walking homeward the
other night met the dark huddled fi
gure of a man approaching from the
opposite direction. He was of men
acing aspect, and the girls turned
aside cautiously and accelerated their
pace. Just at the point of passing,
there was a loud report, and one of
the girls felt a sharp, hot pain on
her neck.
"Oh, heavense,
screamed, and fell into her sister's
"Help, help!" screamed the other,
and supporting the inert body, im
plored the bandit to go away.
The assailant still lingered, how
ever, and stammered something to
the effect that he hadn't shot anybody
His protestations were of no avail,
though, and the girl's screams con
tinued. People from nearby houses
began to arrive, when the odor of
pungent spirits became noticeable.
The puzzled stranger brightened up.
held up a half emptied bottle he had
carried under his arm, and then
struck a match and examined the
sidewalk. "Here's your bullet," he
announced presently, and produced a
medium size cork. The bottle had
contained under-fermented home brew
which had chosen that thrilling mo
ment to effervesce, sending the cork
with deadly aim at the fair white neck
of the no less fair and innocent pass
jrp*o IJTT T TYTT T '
H 3 ri.fcj.LiLw. fcSlLLi
Throueh a spec j a l dispensation.
Caldwell lodge B. P. O. E. 1 Best Peo
, or Earth) w j u ' initiate a c l ass 0 f
^ Qr 40 Emmett candidates in Moose
ba j| tonig'Ht. Through the institution
a lodRe a{ C a!dwe!l recently, Em
mett now jn thg Ca!dwe ji j u risdic
f -
Large Class Elks to be Initiated—
Parade and Dance.
Practically the entire antlered
herd from that city will be in attend
ance and add gaiety to the festive oc
casion. A committee, composed
Gowen John ?nead and Ross Mc _
p h ' erson w 're here Monday nipht to
com niete the arrangements.
Jhe op€nin? num ber on the pro
pram will be a parade> headed by the
band and with the candidates includ
Then will fol
ed in the procession,
low the initiation ceremonies at Moose
hall, at the close of which the Em
mett Elks Social Club will entertain
E the visitors and candidates at Liberty
0 !
0 sion.
nu ®l Idaho grand lodge meeting to be
0 held in Boise next Wednesday and
Thursday. The Caldwell lodge will
theater. Wives of Elks will entertain
2 Caldwell ladies during the lodge ses
Members of the Emmett Elks Social
club are planning to attend the an
send 16 delegates, three of them from
Emmett—John Ketchen, Dr. I. A.
Wood and Eld Skinner.
Marriage licenses were issued the
past week to Lynn M. Noland and
Opal Crouch, both of Emmett; to Car
roll Howard Kipp and Callie McJun
kins, both of Caldwell, who were at
once joined in wedlock by Judge
Haag; to Jesse W. Campbell of Par
ma and Alice M. Moulton of Emmett
Judge B. S. Varian held a short
session of district court Tuesday to
hear the case of Layton Carey, charg
ed with having liquor in his posses
He was found guilty and given
a 30-day jail sentence and fined $200.
The regular term of district court
will convene Tuesday morning, with;
About 40
Judge Varian presiding,
cases are docketed.
Clinton in Big Sheep Deal.
A sheep deal of considerable extent
was closed Monday, when Idaho in
terests represented by James E. Clin
ton. the well-known stockman, acquir
ed by purchase the Servel sheep hold
ings in Bannock county. Eighty
thousand sheep are included in the
deal, as well as valuable grazing
ureas. Xavier Servel is one of the
heaviest sheep owners m the state.
and is at present m Nevada on busi
ness. Headquarters of the company
will con tinue in Pocatello.
Xo Open Branch Store.
Ad M. Simon returned Monday from
a week spent in Portland for the pur
pose of buying a stock of goods for
his branch store at Ontario, which
will open for business about July 1.
Crash toweling, special 10c yard
at Golden Rule Store.
• Canyon Canal Structure Shows
No Sign of Being Weak
ened by Flood Waters.
, ... ,
alarm as to its safety, rumors to the
contrary notwithstanding," declared
Tuesday afternoon as he sank into a
chair in The Index office after an al
"The Canyon canal diversion dam
has sustained no damage on account
of high water, is in as good condition
as last year, and there is no cause for
most sleepless night and a day spent
in making a thorough examination of
numerous in town bright and early
Monday morning. From midnight un
til daylight Monday morning Mr. Mac
stant uproar and he slept very litt e,
Others had heard the rumors and were
anxious and of course Mac was ap
nervous, and brieht and early he »n
on his way to investigate. He made
a thorough examination. He poked
Rumors of damage to the dam were
I can's telephone bell was in a con
pealed to for information. So persist
ent were the calls that he. too. became
his hands beneath the water to touch
the dam itself to determine whether
there was any vibration in the struc
a danger signal to the expert
—but there was none. In short, he
found nothing wrong.
Tracing the origin of the rumors,
Mr. MacLean found that a party of
Emmett people had visited the dam
on Sunday, had seen an unusual swirl
ing upheaval and dipping of the cur
rent of the swollen river on the south
side and imagined the water was cut
t.ngs a hole beneath the dam at that
point- The cause of this unusual corn
motion in the stream is explained by
Last year, he says, the
Mr. McLean.
rock crib extending from a point on
the south side of the river bank about
100 feet above the dam to the log
the south
ture, was partially washed out. The
channel cut out was filled to over
flowing with rocks, leaving a ridga
above the river bed. This ridge caused
which was built to protect
of the struct
* be commotion in the stream and was
the basis for the rumors.
Mr. MacLean anticipates no
trouble this season.
Dewey and Nelson Orchards Down
Valley Will Yield 3 Cars.
John Dewey was in town Tuesday
from his ranch on the lower slope. He
reports a normal crop of fruit in that
I section.
Apricot trees are especially heavy
with fruit, and his orchard and that
of Warren Nelson will produce three
two orchards is 75 per cent of normal
and there is a full crop of prunes,
Oil Man Here
^ Jackson mana(rer of the Wal .
The peach crop in these
lace-Wyoming Oil Co., the stock of
which is held by a number of Emmett
people, is in town and held a confer
ence with local stockholders last even
In addition to leases in the
Wyoming field, a lease on 1000 acres
close to the Idaho-Wyoming line has
been secured and drilling is to start
next month,
To Shrine Convention
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Reynolds left yes
terday for San Francisco to attend
the Annual Shrine conclave to be held
They will
in that city next week,
visit other California points before
returning. Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
Bucknum and J. H. Stoner will leave
tomorrow on the special train charter
ed by El Korah temple of Boise.
Emmett Young People Marry.
Announcement of the marriage of
Abram C. Hitt and Marvel Ann Fow
, er has nsniv ' d by Emmett reIa _
this wetk The cwmony took
p]ace Qmaha May 31 Both youny
people formerly lived in Emmett,
went to school here and are generally
known. For several years the groom
and Raymond Fowler have been part
ners in a general mercantile business
>t Witten, So. Dak. They have recent
ly sold out and Raymond has gone to
Chicago to take a course in radio.
Butter wrappers at Index offie«.

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